Crowd Removed With Chemical Spray As MN State Fair ClosedLaw enforcement officers used a chemical spray to disperse a crowd that created a disturbance at the main gate to the Minnesota State Fair as it was drawing to a close, sheriff’s officials said.
Minnesota State Fair 2021 Final Attendance: 1.3M, Far Below 2019 RecordThe Minnesota State Fair wrapped up its 12-day run with total attendance of about 1.3 million, well below usual numbers as the delta variant kept many fairgoers away.
Strong Finish To Unusual 2021 Minnesota State Fair, Despite Big Decline In TurnoutThrough Sunday, nearly 1.2 million fairgoers had walked through the gates. That’s about 760,000 fewer than in 2019.
Minnesota State Fair Butter Sculptor To Retire After 50 Years, 500 Princess Kay SculpturesA staple at the Minnesota State Fair is hanging her hat, or maybe we should say passing on her knife.
How Do They Serve Sweet Martha's Cookies So Fast?One State Fair vendor has close to 700 employees. They also make about 3 million cookies a day. Sweet Martha's is, year in and year out, the highest-earning food vendor at the State Fair.
State Fair Vendors To Donate Extra Food Amid Low AttendanceLast month, WCCO reported about 150 vendors skipped out on the fair this year due to COVID and staffing shortages. While vendors forecasted smaller crowds this year, the inconsistent weather has brought on the unexpected.
Livestock, Archery, Fashion, Sewing: No Shortage Of State Fair Activities For 4-H KidsOf all the competitions at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the most bizarre and fascinating might involve llamas. They have to pass by a vacuum, an umbrella, and a nice lady with bells on her wrists without getting distracted.
WCCO Answers All Your Burning Agricultural Questions At The Minnesota State FairCCO's Jeff Wagner had a whole bushel of Good Questions for fairgoers at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
WATCH: At The Fair, WCCO's Heather Brown Tries Milking A Cow For The First TimeWCCO is at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, and Heather Brown is trying out milking a cow for the first time!
Halfway Through, Just Shy Of 600K Admissions At 2021 State Fair So FarAt this time in 2019, there had been about 925,000 admissions at the State Fair -- three of those days actually set new single-day records. In 2018, that figure was at 882,000.
Edible Crickets Are All The Rage At State FairThe state fair is full of cheese curds, pronto pups, and all kinds of things on a stick. But there is one food that some people may be reluctant to try, at least at first.
Minnesota Service Members Feel The Love On State Fair's Military Appreciation DayFrom a flag raising to a flyover, Minnesota's military members felt the love Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair.
Michael McDonald Won't Join Doobie Brothers For Minnesota State Fair Grandstand ShowYacht rock legend Michael McDonald will not be joining his fellow Doobie Brothers for Tuesday night's Minnesota State Fair Grandstand show.
In Pronto Pup Vs. Corn Dog Showdown, Which One Sells More At The Fair?The common perception is that corn dogs use corn meal and Pronto Pups use wheat flour, but that is false. Corn meal is actually the biggest ingredient in the Pronto Pup batter as well. It’s just a different flour mix that they use.
'Get Your Shot, Get Your Cash': More Than 1,000 People Have Gotten Vaccinated At The Minnesota State FairGov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday that more than 1,000 people have gotten vaccinated at the Minnesota State Fair and walked away with a $100 Visa gift card.